Gojko Mitić

Gojko Mitić

Darsteller, Drehbuch
*13.06.1940 Leskovać, Jugoslawien (heute Serbien)

Biography

Gojko Mitić, born June 13, 1940, in Leskovać, Serbia, started to study in Belgrad at the age of 20 to become a sports teacher. From 1961 on, he worked as a body double and stuntman for British and Italian productions that were filmed in Yugoslavia. Then, from 1963 on, he started to play minor roles in the Karl May films made by Rialto productions and appeared in a larger role in "Unter Geiern" ("Among Vultures").

At the same time, DEFA prepared to shoot its first western movie about Indians that was also to be shot in Yugoslavia in 1965. Gojko Mitić got the leading role in "Die Söhne der großen Bärin" ("The Sons of Great Bear"), thus starting a career as the Indian chief in the DEFA western movies. He also became DEFA"s "probably only true star" (Kolditz). Until 1975, DEFA made one western movie a year with Mitić in the leading as a positive hero, portraying a noble and courageous Indian chief. Mitić did not use any body doubles for action scenes and performed all the stunts by himself.

Until 1984, Mitic played leading roles in 12 western movies altogether. But he tried to overcome the cliché of the "DEFA"s main Indian" with several other roles and starred in the science fiction film "Signale – Ein Weltraumabenteuer" ("Signals: A Space Adventure") as well as in the multi-part TV movies "Das Geheimnis der Anden" und "Visa für Ocantros". On TV, he made distinguished performances in contemporary movies, for instance as a sports teacher in "Zweite Liebe ehrenamtlich". Mitić also performed as a singer and hosted entertainment shows such as "Ein Kessel Buntes" or the quiz show "Gong". In 1975, Mitic performed on stage for the first and appeared as Spartacus during the summer season of Harzer Bergtheater. Until 1984, he appeared in numerous adventurous roles at Harzer Bergtheater, including D’Artagnan and Rinaldo, and also directed his first play.

Between 1981 and 1989, Mitić wrote and directed five films for the children"s TV series "Jan und Tini". He also starred in several children"s movies on the big screen, including "Der lange Ritt zur Schule" and "Das Herz des Piraten" where he embodied his own myth.

After the breakdown of the GDR, Mitić had to settle for smaller roles first, for instance in the film version of Bernhard Sinkel"s "Der Kinoerzähler" ("The Movie Teller"). From 1992 on, he succeeded Pierre Brice and played Winnetou at Bad Segeberg"s Karl May Freilichtspiele. Because of his artistic skills he was able to win over the audience again and played the role more than 1000 times until 2006. Mitic also won popularity in West Germany with his role as Roberto Fiorani in the ARD series "Verbotene Liebe". He also played in some more TV-movies and -series. In 2008 he returns to the cinema with a role in the tragicomedy "Esperanza".

Filmography

2015/2016 Winnetou
Cast
 
2011/2012 Wer küsst Dornröschen??
Cast
 
2011/2012 Bardo
Cast
 
2005/2006 Esperanza
Cast
 
2002/2003 Der Aufstand
Cast
 
2000-2002 Planet B: The Antman
Cast
 
1999 Helden wie wir
Cast
 
1996 Friedrich und der verzauberte Einbrecher
Cast
 
1995 Herberge für einen Frühling
Cast
 
1993/1994 Burning Life
Cast
 
1992/1993 Der Kinoerzähler
Cast
 
1992/1993 Zirri, das Wolkenschaf
Cast
 
1989/1990 Laßt mich doch eine Taube sein
Cast
 
1987/1988 Das Herz des Piraten
Cast
 
1984/1985 Außenseiter
Cast
 
1982/1983 Der Scout
Cast
 
1981/1982 Der lange Ritt zur Schule
Cast
 
1980/1981 Aus der Franzosenzeit
Cast
 
1979/1980 Radiokiller
Cast
 
1977/1978 Severino
Cast
 
1977/1978 Ich will euch sehen
Cast
 
1976 Die Liebe und die Königin
Cast
 
1974/1975 Blutsbrüder
Cast
 
1973/1974 Ulzana
Cast, Screenplay
 
1973 Apachen
Cast, Screenplay
 
1971/1972 Tecumseh
Cast
 
1971 Osceola
Cast
 
1971 Der Mann, der nach der Oma kam
Cast
 
1970 Tödlicher Irrtum
Cast
 
1969/1970 Signale - Ein Weltraumabenteuer
Cast
 
1968 Weiße Wölfe
Cast
 
1967/1968 Spur des Falken
Cast
 
1966/1967 Chingachgook - Die große Schlange
Cast
 
1965/1966 Die Söhne der großen Bärin
Cast
 
1965 Der Augenzeuge [Jg. 1965 / Nr. 042]
Participation
 
1965 Winnetou III
Cast
 
1964 Unter Geiern
Cast
 
1964 Winnetou II
Cast
 
1963/1964 Old Shatterhand
Cast
 
1963 Winnetou I
Cast
 

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